Wintertime is the perfect time for facial treatments because you can easily avoid the intense summer heat and give your body plenty of time to recover. If you’ve been considering one of these three treatments or procedures, now is the perfect time to schedule a consultation at Mosharrafa Plastic Surgery!

IPL Photofacial

The IPL Photofacial uses intense pulsed light (IPL) to target pigmented lesions caused by sun damage, age spots, melasma, or broken capillaries. This treatment can also improve the appearance of large pores for a clearer, smoother complexion. After treatment, the targeted lesions darken and flake off. It is incredibly important to avoid sun exposure during this time (about one week) since the sun and excess heat could cause permanent dark spots on the skin. Since the Arizona sun is not as intense during the winter, now is the perfect time for your Photofacial if you have unwanted blemishes.

CO2 Laser

The CO2 fractional laser is a skin resurfacing treatment that works by triggering the body’s natural healing process to stimulate collagen production. The fractional laser creates micro-channels in the skin to replace damaged surface skin cells with a new layer of healthy, bright skin. This new skin resurfaces the top layer to improve the appearance of fine lines, acne scars, hyperpigmentation, rough skin texture, and uneven skin tone. The new skin will be sensitive and much more susceptible to sunburn so it is just as important to avoid sun exposure after treatments with the CO2 laser.


A facelift is a popular cosmetic procedure that lifts and tightens loose skin on the face for a rejuvenated, youthful appearance. At Mosharrafa Plastic Surgery, we offer three different types of facelifts to customize each procedure to each patient’s concerns and severity of skin laxity. After a facelift, swelling and bruising is common but intense heat can worsen the swelling, thus prolonging your recovery and creating more discomfort. Having a facelift or other plastic surgeries in the winter not only protects you from the intense summer sun, but also gives you time to fully recover before the summer when there will be many activities and fun events to attend.

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At Mosharrafa Plastic Surgery, Dr. Ali and Dr. Tamir are dedicated to their patients’ care and always strive to create the best possible results, customized to each patient’s cosmetic goals. If you are interested in one of those procedures or have been considering a different plastic surgery procedure, schedule a consultation today at our office in Phoenix, AZ.

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